17 days in London, Luton & Yorkshire Itinerary

17 days in London, Luton & Yorkshire Itinerary

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London
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Luton
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Sheffield
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York
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London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and The British Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Change things up with a short trip to Pennybridge Farm Alpacas in Hook (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London visit planner.

Accra, Ghana to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Accra in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luton.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luton

— 4 nights
Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, 20mi east of Aylesbury, 14mi west of Stevenage, 30mi northwest of London, and 22mi southeast of Milton Keynes.London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of Britain's major airports. Get some historical perspective at Sudeley Castle and St Mary's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Stonehenge and Charlecote Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luton trip maker website.

You can drive from London to Luton in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Luton

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Wyming Brook Nature Reserve, then stroll through Holly Hagg Community farm, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheffield visit planning site.

Getting from Luton to Sheffield by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Minster and York City Walls. Castle Howard and All Saints Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Beacon Alpacas in Husthwaite (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the York travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Keighley.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Keighley

— 2 nights
Keighley is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through SMJ Falconry, then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Church, and then indulge your senses at The Wright Wine Company.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Keighley trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to Keighley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keighley

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Yorkshire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.